Who is Sister Koko? What roles has she played in Black freedom struggles? Why do many people–even in DC–not know about her? Join Prof. D. Boose as we meet Sister Koko, learn about events during her childhood in Newport News, Virginia, that began her community organizing work, and start to explore her experiences as a Black freedom fighter and what we risk losing if her stories disappear.
Please be advised that this episode includes descriptions and experiences of state violence, lynching, and rape. It also includes brief profanity. Listener discretion is advised.
What is Porchtales?
Porchtales is a new podcast network by the Humanities Council of Washington, DC, where listeners get to experience the District through the eyes of those who make up the fabric of our nation's capital. From the history, to the culture, to the arts, each show we'll dig deeper to learn and celebrate the unique experiences that shape this fascinating city. This season is made possible due to funding from National Endowment for the Humanities and their “A More Perfect Union” initiative commemorating the upcoming 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States. Any views expressed in this podcast do not necessarily reflect those of HumanitiesDC or the project’s funders.